Sept. 4, 2013


For Immediate Release

CÚline Alis
(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742

Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau

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11 Years of Food and Fun:

Lydia Cajun Food Fest

Sept. 13-14, 2013

Lydia Cajun Food Fest      

LYDIA, La. --- Taste delicious Cajun dishes and experience carnival rides, cool cars, live bands, and arts and crafts at the Lydia Cajun Food Fest. The Lydia Cancer Association will hold this annual fundraiser on Sept. 13-14, 2013, at Weeks Park in Lydia, La. The proceeds will benefit cancer patients in Iberia, Vermilion, St. Martin and St. Mary Parish.


The Food Fest starts on Friday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m. with children's carnival rides, food vendors, as well as music by The Bad Boys (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.) and Side Show (9 - 11 p.m.)


On Saturday, Sept. 14, the Bayou Country Cruisers' open car show begins at 8 a.m., followed by the opening ceremonies and poker run at 9 a.m., and the survival walk at 9:30 a.m. Revelers can sample diverse Cajun specialties at the People's Choice Cook-off and enjoy carnival rides, arts and crafts booths and live music.


The fais-do-do's lineup includes Jr. Flores and the Bayou Boys (10 - 11:30 a.m.), Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie (noon - 2 p.m.), The Bayou Classics (2:30 - 4:15 p.m.), Taken Back Yesterday (4:45 - 6:30 p.m.), and Blue Eyed Doll (7 - 9 p.m.). 


The Food Fest carries on the vision of James Frawley Jr. who lost his battle with cancer in 2004. Frawley funded the Morton Salt Co. Relay for Life team in 1998 to help cancer patients in need. The team was incorporated and became LCA in 2003, in time to hold its first Food Fest. The non-profit organization now provides financial assistance to hundreds of local cancer patients each year. 


For information, contact Ronald Landry, 337-365-3005, or Reed Freeman, 337-577-0376,



The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.


For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit

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